#VEGANVOICE

Vegan blog

The Viva!Activist team blog about vegan products, animals, our Viva!'s life saving campaigns, cool and interesting vegans, poetry and other competition entries - and you! Join the #veganvoice by sending us your vegan stories or anything you think we might like to activists@viva.org.uk.

Processed meat has links to cancer – why being bacon-free really is better

A surprisingly common question asked when a person first chooses to follow a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle is ‘But what about bacon?’

What about it? It seems bacon has been in the news a fair bit recently, as according to a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), processed meats such as bacon, ham and sausages, can contribute to causing cancer.

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India Against Speciesism: a march for animal liberation

Blog by our Viva! Activist and trainee journalist, in India, HJ Srikanth

Animal rights activists across 7 Indian cities marched for animal liberation with an aim to create awareness among general public. In Chennai, over 50 animal right activists marched at Elliot’s Beach in Besant Nagar on Sunday, 20 March.

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This little girl will melt your heart <3

We've all had that moment where we realised what was happening to the animals on our plates, so we can definitely sympathise with this girl! It's powerful inspiration and motivation to keep going when you see somebody else make the connection between meat and living animals - so watch the video and be a little more determind in your veggie ways, there's plenty of us who think the same!

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Fantastic youth supporter, Billy!

This is the interview from our last Viva!Life magazine of a fantastic youth supporter, Billy! 

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Ricky Gervais vs hunters

You may have seen it being circulated that a callous hunter who posed with a giraffe she had killed came under fire from epic comedian Ricky Gervais recently. He asked ‘What must’ve happened to you in your life to make you want to kill a beautiful animal and then lie next to it smiling?’

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Thieving Badger

This is a lovely little story about the intelligence of badgers – he got through the cat flap, opened the fridge and helped himself to a cherry bakewell! 

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Veganism, the growing movement

Blog by our Viva! Activist and trainee journalist, in India, HJ Srikanth

Veganism is growing into a worldwide movement of compassion towards our fellow earthlings. The movement is still growing far and wide. Even the UN urges global move to meat and dairy-free diet. In India, it’s at a much slower pace because of the belief that dairy products aren’t cruel, but lately things have changed as what happens behind the screen is coming to light. India being one of the leading exporter of leather is one clear evidence of the cruelty behind the dairy industry. In Chennai, the vegan movement is budding up too, with growing numbers of vegans.

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Playing politics

Blog by Liz, 14 from Cumbia and Jo, 15 of Rutland, E Midlands 

The repeal of the Hunting Act: a major debate for animal activists, recently quelled by the SNP’s refusal to sign off on any changes. After many anti-hunting protesters gathered outside the Houses of Parliament, it was revealed that the vote to be held for MPs was withdrawn, “shelved” according to the BBC. The fact that it has been halted is a clear win for the anti-hunting movement. However, there is undoubtedly a political motive behind this move, as there is with anything. The question we pose is: How far was this a true act of consideration for the animals and how much was it a power grab?

 

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The countdown to Christmas... doesn’t have to be countdown for Turkeys

The darker nights and colder weather means that many people will be already making their preparations for Christmas! This means planning for presents, and, of course, thinking about food!

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#veganvoice: Lottie Jephson

Lottie shares her story on going vegan - awesome stuff Lottie! #veganvoice is a chance to get your story heard and inspire others to make compassionate changes - send us your stories today by emailing them (with a picture!) to activists@viva.org.uk.

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